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Green, Roy Leslie
Brant, Alberta
Died: Oct 10,1918

Commemorated at
Bucquoy Road Cemetery, France

Roy Leslie Green was born February 7, 1884 at St. Paul’s, Nebraska, United States of America and came to Canada in 1902 with his family to farm in Alberta. Single and a farmer by trade, he applied for a homestead in July 1905 near Brant, Alberta before enlisting at Calgary, Alberta May 11, 1915. Overseas with the 1st Reinforcing Draft of the 56th Battalion in May 1916, Green served as a Corporal with the Canadian Expeditionary Force attached to the 31st Battalion (Alberta) during the First World War. Landing in France with the 6th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, the 31st Battalion fought along the Western Front in France and Belgium. Wounded in the head by a gunshot during the Battle of Cambrai, Corporal Roy Leslie Green succumbed to his wounds at No. 22 Casualty Clearing Station, south of Arras, France and is commemorated at the Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of William Eugene and Eva A. Green of Brant; brother of Jay, Paul, Harry, Clara, Milford, Mabel, George and Edna Green; he was 34 years old. Citation(s): 1914-15 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal. "But O for the touch of a vanished hand, and the sound of a voice that is still." – Alfred Lord Tennyson

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